A recent Harvard study shows that eating whole grains aids in longevity. Those whose diets contained sufficient quantities of whole grains lived to an older age than those who missed out on these essential staples of nutrition.
Eating three sizeable dollops of whole grains per day could decrease the chances of your entering an early grave. The AHA published this research in its journal recently.
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Although the evidence supports the salubrious health benefits of whole grains, people are still not eating enough whole grains on a regular basis. In the USA, the average joe only eats one serving of whole grains per day. This is simply inadequate for optimal health.
The recommendations from the FDA is at least 3 servings per day. Whole grains are rich in fiber. Such whole grains as whole wheat, oats and brown rice lower bad cholesterol and help heal the heart.
They also prevent strokes, obesity and type 2 diabetes. Also they have a satiating effect so that people who consume them do not get a bad case of the “munchies”. Those who consumed whole grains had lower chances of dying from general causes, CV diseases and cancer.
At least 12 studies were done regarding whole grains. 786,076 patients participated in the studies. While low carb diets are the “in” thing today, they do not have enough whole grains in them.
Thus they set up dieters for CV issues and heart ailments. Fruits, vegetables and whole grains form the best food trio of all. They do not have any side effects and are ideal for glowing health.
Other nutrients from a few more foods could be added to the trio and thus the best diet that is balanced to boot could be followed by those who want to remain active into their old age. Longevity depends on an all-round approach where one eats everything in moderation.
55,000 Danish adults were studied for more than a dozen years. Those eating the recommended three servings of whole grains benefited by having the least chances of contracting cardiac disease.
Those who decided to forgo all whole grains had the highest chances of becoming the victims of heart disease. Rye and oats appeared to be the most beneficial of whole grains. The western diet of processed sugary salty meals fried in oil was the most detrimental to heart health.
The opposite trend of eating whole grains, fruits, vegetables, fish, nuts, legumes and low-fat dairy products was ideal for heart health. Also the brain thrived on such a diet that cut out all fatty meats and rich foods that clogged arteries and contributed to an early decline.
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The study was published online on June 13 in Circulation.